Shannons Sydney Winter Auction Report
Some serious metal shifted hands at Shannons Sydney Winter Classic Auction on the 10th August.
Shannons Sydney Winter Classic Auction 2015
While the vehicle that attracted the most pre-sale interest was undoubtedly the HDT VB Brock prototype, which sold for a sensible $125,000, after the auction had finished, one car had comprehensively stolen the show.
The $522,000 paid for the Ferrari 246 Dino coupe represents an Australian auction record, although it’s some way short of the world’s best.
More recently, an immaculate 246GTS fetched USD$396,000 (A$546,000) at RM’s Amelia Island sale in March. While frenzied bidding is expected at the big ‘society auctions’ there was a sharp intake of breath as the bidding topped half a mill at Shannons.
There were a number of other notable sales, including $85,000 for a Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 coupe, $88,000 for a Mercedes 280SL ‘Pagoda’, a healthy $26,000 for a 1968 Cortina 1600E and $43,500 for a tidy Holden 48-215 FX.
A spectacular 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible that had been converted to right-hand drive found a new buyer at $122,000.
"We’re seeing a 90 percent clearance rate, which demonstrates a really buoyant market," said National Auctions Manager Chris Boribon. "There’s strong demand for European classics and good prices are being paid for quality cars," he noted. "The Dino is absolutely an Australian auction record. We’d estimated $400-$450,000, so we’re clearly delighted with the sale price."
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